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Congresswoman Clarke Applauds Health Insurance Enrollment

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke applauded the announcement that New York State’s health insurance exchange has enrolled more than ninety thousand people, substantially increasing the number of families and children who will have access to health insurance.

The exchange, New York State of Health, was established under the Affordable Care Act to provide everyone with many choices of comprehensive health insurance plans, at a reasonable cost. The law also provides subsidies to reduce the cost of insurance.

“I worked with President Obama on the Affordable Care act because I believe that the families and children of Brooklyn should have access to high-quality, comprehensive health care,” said Congresswoman Clarke.

Of the ninety thousand people who have enrolled through New York State of Health, about 50,000 selected a private insurance plan and about 40,000 enrolled in Medicaid. An additional 184,000 people have completed applications for health insurance.

Congresswoman Clarke continued: “I want to thank Governor Cuomo, the New York State of Health Exchange, and the many organizations in our communities that have worked to provide these excellent choices for the people of New York State. Their efforts have been critical to improving access to healthcare coverage and care.

If you are interested in learning about the many choices available for health insurance for you and your family or your small business, visit nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call 855-355-5777.

U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke is a member of the House Committee on Small Business, Ethics, and Homeland Security, where she is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. She represents many neighborhoods in central and southern Brooklyn, NY which include Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Midwood, parts of Park Slope and Flatlands, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, and Windsor Terrace.

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